The 19 Best 90s Rap Artists to Ever Emcee, Ranked

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If you consider yourself a 90s rap aficionado, then you should know how difficult it is to pick favorites from this golden era of hip-hop. The 1990s were a golden age for hip-hop, with artists and groups emerging from all corners of the U.S. to deliver beats and rhymes that defined a generation. Dive into the era of “90s rap” and revisit the titans who made it unforgettable.

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19. Puff Daddy

Hometown: Harlem, NY

18. Lil' Kim

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

17. Big Pun

Hometown: Bronx, NY

16. LL Cool J

Hometown: Queens, NY

15. A Tribe Called Quest

Hometown: Queens, NY

14. Missy Elliott

Hometown: Portsmouth, VA

13. Ice Cube

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

12. Busta Rhymes

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

11. DMX

Hometown: Yonkers, NY

10. Snoop Dogg

Hometown: Long Beach, CA

9. Outkast

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

8. Lauryn Hill

Hometown: East Orange, NJ

7. Wu-Tang Clan

Hometown: Staten Island, NY

6. Big L

Hometown: Harlem, NY

5. Dr. Dre

Hometown: Compton, CA

4. Nas

Hometown: Queens, NY

3. Jay-Z

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

2. 2pac

Hometown: East Harlem, NY

1. The Notorious B.I.G.

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

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